EPC (Electronic Product Code) is a globally unique serial number that identifies an item in the supply chain. This allows enquiries to be made about a single instance of an item, wherever it is within the supply chain. EPCglobal specifications result from much of the work that was begun under the auspices of the Auto-ID Center at MIT and form the foundation for the EPC/RFID technology that the EPCglobal community has begun implementing worldwide.

The EPCglobal Network™ will enable organization to be responsive to customer and consumer needs through more efficient supply chain operations. The EPC membership contains two general categories – End User and Solution Partners. Membership subscribers are provided with access to the EPCglobal Network™ and End User subscribers are assigned with EPC Manager Numbers.


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